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[The bird’s-eye view]

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The bird’s-eye view abstracted from the bird. Cover me, says the soldier on the screen, I’m going in. We have the sense of being convinced, but of what? And by whom? The public is a hypothetical hole, a realm of pure disappearance, from which celestial matter explodes. I believe I can speak for everyone, begins the president, when I say famous last words.

Ben Lerner, “The bird’s-eye view” from Angle of Yaw (Copper Canyon Press, 2006). www.coppercanyonpress.org
Source: Angle of Yaw (Copper Canyon Press, 2006)
[The bird’s-eye view]

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